On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1937

  • May 1 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), born in Skellefteå (d. 2018)
  • May 4 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • May 4 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Swiss composer, born in Biel, Switzerland
  • May 4 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d.2019)
  • May 5 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • May 9 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • May 9 Sonny Curtis, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (the Crickets, I fought the Law), born in Meadow, Texas
  • May 13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Teddy Randazzo, American pop singer-songwriter (I'm on the Outside Looking In), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 14 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2016)
  • May 15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • May 26 Yehuda Yannay, Romanian composer, born in Timișoara, Romania
  • May 29 Irmin Schmidt, German keyboardist and rocker (Can), born in Berlin
  • May 29 Peter Kolman, Austrian composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia

About May 1937

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)